DeviceMaster Programming an IPv4 Address

After installing the hardware, you are ready to program the network information (IP address) into the DeviceMaster (DeviceMaster DM-2000 series, DeviceMaster PRO, DeviceMaster RTS, or DeviceMaster Serial Hub) using PortVision DX.


You can program an IPv6 address using the DeviceMaster web page (SocketServer/NS-Link). Optionally, you can use the DeviceMaster web page by initially accessing the web page with an IPv4 address programmed using PortVision DX.

  1. If necessary, install PortVision DX. After installing PortVision DX, program the IP address into the DeviceMaster using the following procedure.

  2. Start PortVision DX using the PortVision DX desktop shortcut or from the Start button, click Pepperl+Fuchs Comtrol, Inc. > PortVision DX.

  3. Depending on your operating system, you may need to click Yes to a User Account Control message.

  4. If this is the first time you have opened PortVision DX, click Scan.

  5. Choose the appropriate device types and then click Scan to locate DeviceMaster units on the same Ethernet segment of this network.


    PortVision DX locates all Comtrol Ethernet-attached devices if you select all of the device types. You can save time if you only scan for device types that you have on the network or want to locate.

  6. Right-click the DeviceMaster for which you want to program network information and click the Properties option.

  7. Optionally, rename the DeviceMaster in the Device Name field. A Device Name is required. The default name is Device and the last three octets of the MAC address.

  8. The MAC address is automatically loaded and cannot be changed.

  9. Optionally, enter the Serial Number. The serial number is located on a label on the DeviceMaster.

  10. The Device Status is the same status as listed on the Main screen.

  11. Select the appropriate Detection Type:

    • REMOTE means that the DeviceMaster is not connected to this segment of the network and it uses IP communications, not MAC communications.

    • LOCAL means that the DeviceMaster is on this local network segment and uses MAC communications. An IP address is not required but Technical Support recommends using an IP address.

  12. Change the DeviceMaster network properties as required for your site.

    • If you want to run the DeviceMaster using the MAC addressing scheme, click Disable IP.

    • To use the DeviceMaster with DHCP, click DHCP IP, and make sure that you provide the MAC address of the DeviceMaster to the network administrator. Make sure that the administrator reserves the IP address, subnet mask and gateway address of the DeviceMaster in the DHCP server.

    • To program a static IP address, click Static IP and enter the appropriate values for your site.

  13. Leave the default Bootloader Timeout value.

  14. Click Apply Changes to update the network information on the DeviceMaster.

  15. Click Close to exit the Properties window.

Optionally, refer to the DeviceMaster Installation and Configuration Guide for procedures to program the IP address in the DeviceMaster with RedBoot.


You can use the help system for information about using PortVision DX.

After configuring the network, you are ready to check the firmware versions and possibly update the firmware before configuring the ports.

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